Arty the Art Walker Willie Dye would like to remind people that the Art Walk and Sale 2015 still has a few more days to go. The art walk winds up Saturday with the grand prize draw and counting of the vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The grand prize is a hand-made pendant designed and made by lakecity jeweller Geoff Bourdon valued at $550 and featuring a 15.55 CT Marquis Smoky Quartz with black diamonds set in stirling silver.
In addition to beautiful art work of various types from paintings to pottery, to prints, photography, sculpture, fabric arts and more, art walkers will be greeted by musical buskers at various locations who are adding to the enjoyment of the art walk this year.
Arty also encourages people to stop and enjoy the many murals around the city while on their walk.
The work of more than 70 artists is featured at the 54 businesses hosting the art walk this year but you don’t have to visit all of the businesses to qualify for the grand prize.
This year the more stamps that you collect, the more chances you will have to win.
One to 11 stamps on your passport book will give you one entry; 12 to 24 stamps equals two entries; 25 to 37 stamps equals three entries and 38 to 51 stamps equals four entries. And don’t forget that all merchants also have door prize draws.
One of the many artists featured is Lucille Thompson Trudeau, whose work is featured at Papyrus Printing.
Lucille was born in Saskatchewan and raised in B.C. As a child she was always happy to be drawing something. After starting a family in the wilderness north of Anahim Lake, the family moved to the Bella Coola Valley where she raised her family, finally taking up painting in 1997.
She says she has never looked back.
“Landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife keep me busy,” Lucille says in her biography.
She also has a growing desire to move into portrait painting.
A prolific painter she has sold across Canada and internationally.
Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: “nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” Lucille says, “peace is what fills me when I paint. I hope enthusiasm will always fill my heart and my work.